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Zoos / Animal Cruelty #297919

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 07, 1984
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REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Atlanta, Georgia) Allegations of animal cruelty at Atlanta zoo examined; films, photos shown. [Atlanta Humane Society spokesperson Bill GARRETT - describes situation.] Mysterious death recently of zoo elephant, allegedly undergoing treatment but actually with traveling circus, cited as example Other cases under investigation mentioned. Bronx Zoo officials reported demanding immediate return of its animals on loan to Atlanta zoo. [Bronx zoo curator James DOHERTY - can't take a chance.] National zoological association said recently suspending Atlanta zoo from membership due to conditions here; criticism of zoo's veterinarian Dr. Emmett Ashley noted. TASHLEY - defs. conditions of animals.]
REPORTER: Peter Van Sant

Rather, Dan;
Van Sant, Peter

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